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Higher Education: Blackpool

Volume 480: debated on Thursday 16 October 2008

9. To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what assessment he has made of the proposals to expand higher education provision in Blackpool. (227257)

Blackpool is one of the areas which will benefit from our new “university challenge” policy to expand locally accessible higher education. As a result of previous decisions taken by the Higher Education Funding Council for England and other funders, there will be new opportunities through the establishment of a higher education centre supported by the University of Lancaster. I would like to wish the centre and others like it every success in their efforts to unlock the talent of the people and places they serve.